IES Examination Pattern / Indian Engineering Services Examination


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Union Public Service Commission

Indian Engineering Service Examination

(IES)

This is a competitive entrance examination that will recruit the successful candidates to the various posts / services under four different categories. The categories and their examination pattern are explained further below. This examination is held once a year. Applicants from all the States apply for the examination. Applicants must know the examination pattern so that they can be well prepared before the examination. Nothing is greater than serving for the nation. Applicants who will get success will act as a backbone to the Indian Technology.




Examination Pattern

This examination is conducted in two different parts – Written Examination and Personal Interview. Let us describe these two parts one by one in details.

Written Examination

There are two sections in written examination. Section I includes all the multiple choice questions and Section II will have conventional type of questions. The examination will cover the entire syllabus of relevant engineering disciplines.

The details of the examination pattern are as follows:

Category I – Civil Engineering

Section I will have objective papers. It includes

1. General Ability Test (Part A – General English, Part B – General Studies)

2. Civil Engineering Paper I and

3. Civil Engineering Paper II.

All the three papers have two hours of time duration and each paper will carry 200 marks respectively.

Section II consists of Conventional Papers. It includes

1.  Civil Engineering Paper I

2. Civil Engineering Paper II

Both the papers carry 200 marks each and time allotted is 3 hours to each paper. Total marks allotted to Civil Engineering is 1000 marks

 

Category II – Mechanical Engineering

Section I – Objective Papers

1. General Ability Test (Part A – General English, Part B – General Studies)

2.  Mechanical Engineering Paper I

3. Mechanical Engineering Paper II

Time allotted is two hours for each paper and each paper carries 200 marks

Section II – Conventional Papers

1. Mechanical Engineering Paper I

2. Mechanical Engineering Paper II

These two papers have three hours of time duration and they carry 200 marks each. Total marks allotted to Mechanical Engineering are 1000.

 

Category III – Electrical Engineering

Section I – Objective Papers

1. General Ability Test (Part A – General English, Part B – General Studies)

2. Electrical Engineering Paper I

3. Electrical Engineering Paper II

These three papers have two hours of time duration and each paper carries 200 marks.

Section II – Conventional Papers

1. Electrical Engineering Paper I

2. Electrical Engineering Paper II

Time limit is three hours for each paper and marks allotted are 200 for each paper. Total marks allotted to Electrical Engineering are 1000.

Category IV – Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Section I – Objective Papers

1. General Ability Test (Part A – General English, Part B – General Studies)

2. Electronics and telecommunication Engineering Paper I

3. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper II

Two hours are allotted for each paper and these papers carry 200 marks each

Section II – Conventional Papers

1. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper I

2. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper II

  Three hours of time limit is provided to the applicants and each paper will carry 200 marks. Total marks allotted to Electrical      and Telecommunication Engineering is 1000.

Note

– Conventional Papers will have to be answered in English

– The Commission have discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the papers of examination

– Conventional Papers will be evaluated of those candidates who qualify the Section I.

– For illegible handwriting 5 % of the maximum marks will be deducted.

 

Personality Test

Personality Test of those candidates will be done who qualify the written examination successfully. Maximum marks allotted are 200 for personality test. This test is done to check the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates. Different qualities of the candidates are judged and according to their performance they will be evaluated.





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